I love living in the country….
Because you never know who will drop by.
Or deliver the mail.
The other day?
It was this little beauty.
An American Kestrel.
We have many birds of prey fly over head…. Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks, Golden Eagles, Ospreys .
We have a Sharp Shinned Hawk who plucks mourning doves off our bird feeders.
Yes, even the ones in disguise.
We have a Barred Owl who perches on our deck railing waiting for mice to scurry by.
But this Kestrel is the first one I’ve seen on our property in the 18 years we’ve lived here.
For bird lovers like us?
It’s a beautiful thing.